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What do the words "Wise Fool" mean to you?

February 22, 2016 154 Comments

What do the words "Wise Fool" mean to you?

We often ask our ambassadors, supporters, collab partners, friends, Famiglia, fellow Mermaids & Marauders this very question.  More often than not, the answers we receive both surprise and inspire us, and that's what the WiseFool Way of Life is all about. 

Now it's your turn: What do the words "Wise Fool" mean to you? 

Share your thoughts by commenting below.

Update:  Check our latest blog post here to view our Top 10 favorite answers, as selected on April 1 (April WiseFool's Day).  If you recognize your answer, use the contact link in the toolbar above to send us a message & claim your prize!  Even with all the great responses we've gotten so far, we want more! 

A free item of choice from our new Summer 2016 Collection (dropping in May) will go out to the best answer recorded during the month of April.

Thanks for participating, and may the Wisest Fool win! 

(Hint: if you need some inspiration, read our About Page & watch the video below before you respond).

Get Wise. Stay Foolish. Good Life.

 


100 Responses

Logan Dunning
Logan Dunning

April 13, 2016

The words Wise Fool mean that one is truly smart but they follow by their soul not their head.

Kim Davis
Kim Davis

April 11, 2016

Being a wise fool to me is being crazy enough to live without restrictions, And wise enough to know your boundaries.

Parker Cochennet
Parker Cochennet

April 05, 2016

To me a WiseFool is someone who seeks pure enjoyment and altruistic value in any particualr task they pursue during everyday situations.

Deborah Rosen
Deborah Rosen

April 01, 2016

A wise fool knows that a life well lived isn’t always serious.

Pam Flynn
Pam Flynn

April 01, 2016

A wise fool is one who never listens to the crowd but follows their own foolish ideas of being wise so that their paths are always theirs no matter how foolish the crowd thinks they are.

Julia Huynh
Julia Huynh

March 31, 2016

Wisefool has a lot of meaning to me. When I think of the word “wisefool”, I think of myself. I am a carefree, fun person. But, I am also, a smart and knowledgable person. These two combine to make a sweet combination of both characteristics.

Kimdu
Kimdu

March 31, 2016

Old enough to know better. Young enough not to care ??

Joshua Akans
Joshua Akans

March 31, 2016

Wise Fool. When I think of this I think of someone who has been and is being renewed from living and thinking in their old ways to living and thinking in new and prosperous ways. We are all born into becoming fools, but some of us choose to chase wisdom

Joshua Akans
Joshua Akans

March 31, 2016

Wise Fool. When I think of this I think of someone who has been and is being renewed from living and thinking in their old ways to living and thinking in new and prosperous ways. We are all born into becoming fools, but some of us choose to chase wisdom

Danielle H
Danielle H

March 31, 2016

To me a wise fool is someone who rationally evaluates a given situation, but ultimately leads with their heart.

Jon Wyatt
Jon Wyatt

March 30, 2016

Being a Wise Fool is a combination of the best of both worlds. It is one who, while striving to be the best at their craft, also knows how to have fun and hang loose. It’s someone who can have a good time and break boundaries, but also make sure they do so responsibly.

Brian Van Till
Brian Van Till

March 30, 2016

The Wise Fool. A freelancer who isn’t bound by conventional ways, No Boxes. Someone who seeks adventure, their not afraid of the risks, and they understand the danger. They learn from the wise, those who have gone before and they pass on the sport, the passion, the rush, wisely not as a fool. So go out and get Wise! Fool.

Lisa B.
Lisa B.

March 30, 2016

I think wisefool means that the person is extremely good at what they do it could be a sport or even being creative.

Sarah Hantuli
Sarah Hantuli

March 29, 2016

A Wise Fool is an evil (maybe not evil but a joker) genius who likes to play with life, do tricks, risky things, but also know the consequences and taking experience.

Corey Burns
Corey Burns

March 29, 2016

Wise fool to me means some one that knows how to have a good time and lives life to the fullest. Also smart and full of ideas.

vickie couturier
vickie couturier

March 29, 2016

to me wisefool means that you are smart enough to know what you are doing but choose to do it anyway

Ellen Dalgarno
Ellen Dalgarno

March 29, 2016

To me, wise food means getting back on your snowboard after falling hundreds of times, because the rush is worth the fall. A wise fool is someone adventurous and willing to take a risk for the experience gained!!

Chris
Chris

March 29, 2016

Old enough to know better and young enough to not care. That’s what wise fool means to me.

Lee dixon
Lee dixon

March 28, 2016

It means to me that you arent afraid of teying new things and sometimes it works out and mixes with everything else and because something.

cade myers
cade myers

March 28, 2016

The phrase “Wise fool” to me means that you are someone who knows how to have fun. Anybody can be a fool, but to be a WISE fool you have to know how and when to have fun and share the stoke.

Kristin Henderson
Kristin Henderson

March 28, 2016

To me, “Wise Fool” means someone that is smart, but knows how to have fun & be foolish sometimes, to enjoy life!

Danielle
Danielle

March 28, 2016

To be able to express yourself wisely or not and be true to yourself. To be daring, but cautious. To be strong willed, and unique minded. To be able to let the love in your heart drive every part of your being. To follow your dreams and live life with no reservations or limitations.

Randy F
Randy F

March 27, 2016

A Wise Fool is someone who has experienced a lot of highs and lows, but still approaches life with the eyes of a a child filled with adventure and is not afraid to take the knocks.

Arica Hutchins
Arica Hutchins

March 25, 2016

Wise fools is simply a smart person who others may not agree with the decision they make.

Emily W
Emily W

March 24, 2016

Wise Fool = me trusting that I can handle all the bumps and bruises my little four year old dude will get if we win that awesome skateboard! He’s asked if we can be skateboarding buddies someday. Yes, I think we can both learn together.

itsashleylol
itsashleylol

March 23, 2016

Wise fool means to have learned from a ton of crazy and fun experiences.

AtlBomchel
AtlBomchel

March 23, 2016

Wisefool means to me being wise enough to try something foolish! Like being 42 and trying to win a skateboard when you haven’t been on a board since you were 12 years old when you broke your wrist <—— Yes i’m that guy!

Jakob
Jakob

March 22, 2016

I think wise fool means, there was a man who was considered a fool for a longtime then after sometime he started to get many experiences that others wouldn’t necessarily get on the daily basis and started to become wiser and people noticed this so they started to say he was a wise fool.

Qing
Qing

March 22, 2016

A wise fool is street- wise and young at heart – foolish ; ) Being foolish is a good thing, trying new things and having new experiences.

John H.
John H.

March 21, 2016

It means to me to have smarts about you but also be a bit silly.

Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.

March 21, 2016

I think it means be smart and enjoy life too.

nki
nki

March 21, 2016

wise fool…. To me it means being yourself. Always. Expressing yourself in ways that shows who you are in the most purest of ways.
I love painting, skating, snowboarding, being in nature, exploring. I am a wise fool, wise enough to be smart and safe but a fool for loving the adrenaline you get from the “danger” involved with living life <3

Gwendolyn J
Gwendolyn J

March 21, 2016

I think a wise fool is someone who has the wisdom to March to their own beat.

Jessica Tartaglia
Jessica Tartaglia

March 21, 2016

A wise fool to me means one is very interested and intelligent, one who has lived life to see what should and shouldn’t be, and one who knows their rights from wrong but the fool comes in to where they do it anyways already knowing the outcome

Jennifer Ann Wilson
Jennifer Ann Wilson

March 21, 2016

Wise Fool to me means a 55 year old woman who still loves to do the things I did when I was much younger, even if I don’t do them as well as I used to.

Karen C
Karen C

March 21, 2016

A wise fool is someone who marches to the beat of his or her own drummer, wanting a deep connection to others and the world.

Maria C.
Maria C.

March 21, 2016

To me wisefool means being true to yourself, acting who you are & not you want to be. Someone who do what his/her heart desires withouth thinking what the society will think/say.

Bry M
Bry M

March 21, 2016

Wise Fool to me is “Coasting, Sun and Sand on my face” Leave the Swell at the Beach and Let’s hit the Streets!"

heather w
heather w

March 21, 2016

Being a Wise Fool means to me.. living in the moment, and trying to make every moment your future memories, while stay aware of what is going on in the world, staying true to a natural way of being.

Geoff Goldsmith
Geoff Goldsmith

March 21, 2016

Someone who is wise enough to know better, but foolish enough to still try it anyway!

Regina Elliott
Regina Elliott

March 21, 2016

I think wisefool means that a smart person who goes after their dreams full power ahead

Thomas Wojdyla
Thomas Wojdyla

March 21, 2016

someone old like me

Nellie
Nellie

March 21, 2016

Wise fool: someone who appears a fool to mainstream society as they live life outside the norm; finding wisdom through their own means

Robert Shook
Robert Shook

March 20, 2016

Someone who is smart but is still young at heart!

Sam Corro
Sam Corro

March 20, 2016

To me, wisefool means the tightest business I’ve ever seen. Not only that but I think the deep meaning of it is to be wise through your journey and foolish when you get there. When you’re passionate about something you can enjoy it wisely and foolishly like skating, longboarding, swimming, surfing etc. As you enjoy your activity, you learn more and more about it.

Sarah o
Sarah o

March 20, 2016

I think that WiseFool means to to do what you love and love what you do, and always have fun with it.

Sarah H.
Sarah H.

March 13, 2016

Wise fool means a college dropout who uses his or her intelligence by doing what he or she loves.

Andrew Lu
Andrew Lu

March 11, 2016

Although it may seem that the term, “WiseFool,” is hypocritical paradox to others, but I believe WiseFool is a quintessential word to apply to ourselves, especially us HB Californians and millennials. The reason why our society should apply WiseFool to ourselves is because the word will mention us to be conscious in the events of rash and rather “foolish” decisions. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, always used to say, “stay hungry, stay foolish.” I couldn’t be more joyous and delighted for a company based from my home of HB to establish the motto, WiseFool. Thank you!
-Andrew Lu

Preston Lyman
Preston Lyman

March 11, 2016

A wise fool is he or she who chooses to live this life to the fullest, enjoying the good, and also wising up from the bad. Not every one person is a wise fool but every one person can become wise, fool.

Dongkyu Oh
Dongkyu Oh

February 29, 2016

Wise fool means don’t be so serious. Enjoy life.

Cristina
Cristina

February 29, 2016

Doing what you want, no matter how “foolish” can sometimes lead to the best adventures. Ultimately, making that foolish decisions was the wisest choice.

Brandon Sparks
Brandon Sparks

February 29, 2016

an older person that is very smart and had words of wisdom for you.

kaye newman
kaye newman

February 29, 2016

Wisefool to means.. enjoying your life but don’t go so far as to be a fool.

Cheryll Shubert
Cheryll Shubert

February 29, 2016

The “wise fool” is smart enough to know that we only get this one life and not to waste it…grab every opportunity and live each day like it’s your last. He/she never takes anything for granted. The “wisest fool” never says ‘I can’t’ and strives to achieve his/her grandest dreams even the ones everyone says are unattainable! He/She believes anything is possible!

Gavin
Gavin

February 29, 2016

Yew

Linda
Linda

February 29, 2016

Enjoy life but be wise in doing so.

Tara
Tara

February 29, 2016

Being a happy, free-thinking, peaceful anarchist is a wise fool

christina moore
christina moore

February 29, 2016

Someone who has Common sense that has the ability to perceive, understand, and judge things, which is shared by nearly all people and can reasonably be expected …

pam shepherd
pam shepherd

February 29, 2016

WiseFool Means A Wise Person.

Cynthia Gray
Cynthia Gray

February 28, 2016

It is knowing when to be a fool and when not to be! You don’t have to be a grown-up all the time!

Hillary H
Hillary H

February 28, 2016

Wise Fool means someone who easily assimilates to their situation.

Kim Davis
Kim Davis

February 28, 2016

Freedom

Ron Walsh
Ron Walsh

February 28, 2016

knowing when to be fool and when not to .

Pat Quillman
Pat Quillman

February 28, 2016

doing what you want acting like a fool but not caring what others think

cody pfoh
cody pfoh

February 28, 2016

being confident enough to act like a fool regardless of their age

Jo-Anne Pfoh
Jo-Anne Pfoh

February 28, 2016

a wise fool is someone who is old enough to act like a fool and wise enough to understand that acting like a fool does not make you one.

barb carlson
barb carlson

February 28, 2016

WiseFool, to me, means being wise while doing foolish things for a little fun once in a while.

Alexandria M
Alexandria M

February 28, 2016

knowing better but doing it anyways!

Lisa G
Lisa G

February 28, 2016

Wise fool means doing something you know you can do but others think your a fool for doing it but then showing them how you CAN do it haha :)

Veder
Veder

February 27, 2016

A WiseFool is a Simple Person!

Debbie johnston
Debbie johnston

February 27, 2016

Wise but can still be a fool sometimes

Darlene Wright
Darlene Wright

February 27, 2016

Someone who does things differently but wisely

Marie D. Gibbs
Marie D. Gibbs

February 27, 2016

wise fool means be wise

RMorgan
RMorgan

February 27, 2016

great products, so be wise and no fool

Alexandr
Alexandr

February 27, 2016

Wise Fool to me means to know the risk, but still takes the chance for the sake of adventure!

Samantha C
Samantha C

February 27, 2016

To me, “Wise Fool” means someone who’s smart enough to have a long life, but just crazy enough to have a fun life too!

Anita k
Anita k

February 27, 2016

Wise Fool ,to me means,not just the normal or ordinary.normal is no fun.Be a Wise Fool.it’s much more fun.

Tessa B
Tessa B

February 27, 2016

be smart…. but not TOO smart ;)

Kimberly Alumbaugh
Kimberly Alumbaugh

February 27, 2016

Wise Fool means to me, being very smart about what I can do mentally and physically, the fool means i might try more

Madeline del Valle
Madeline del Valle

February 26, 2016

We all do foolish things but we still have 2 be wise also. Life sends us some serious curve balls sometimes.

Alex Pate
Alex Pate

February 26, 2016

Wise Fool in my opinion means free thinking people.

Matt R.
Matt R.

February 26, 2016

What WiseFool means to me is being wise while doing foolish things one in a while.

Aishaths
Aishaths

February 25, 2016

who talks wise, but behaves like a fool – in order to have some fun

Ronald Gagnon
Ronald Gagnon

February 25, 2016

A wisefool is a man that will not accept arbitrary limitations…like the ant that couldn’t carry the rubber tree plant

John H
John H

February 25, 2016

To me it means be smart and still let loose.

Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.

February 25, 2016

Be smart but take risks!

Joshua
Joshua

February 25, 2016

Wisefool is to be wise, learn, grow and take care of the world around you. But stay fun, active, and creative.

Rajee Pandi
Rajee Pandi

February 25, 2016

Wise Fool means lot of unique clothes that are so hard to find

Lindsey Zaideman
Lindsey Zaideman

February 25, 2016

A wise fool is someone who doesn’t play by the rules. Someone who knows the risks, but takes them anyway.

Janelle R. Hays
Janelle R. Hays

February 25, 2016

WiseFool = Wisdom x Youth

Preston Chapman
Preston Chapman

February 25, 2016

To me it means to always learn and grow and get wise. But to never loose that fun care free spirit of a child.

turixant
turixant

February 25, 2016

To me, Wise fool is all about free-thinking minds.

Andreas Theodoulou
Andreas Theodoulou

February 24, 2016

like an old man from our vilage that died years ago said : for a person to live and survive in this lifetime he has to have a little bit of brains / intelligence and some foolishness / fun / naughtiness.

April Monty
April Monty

February 24, 2016

You can be both wise and foolish.

Nicole Passeri
Nicole Passeri

February 24, 2016

To be clever but daring, enlightened and fearless, sage and ever so intrepid!

Yulia
Yulia

February 24, 2016

Wise Fool means all types and walks of life joining together in things they enjoy and adventures of the future

Hammad
Hammad

February 24, 2016

Well for me wise is a well balanced combination of stupidity,genius,braveness and open minded

Solomon Kennedy
Solomon Kennedy

February 24, 2016

Get wise and be nice!

Cathy Thompson
Cathy Thompson

February 24, 2016

Wise Fool is to be wise by day and foolish by night. One who likes to be wise and smart but also likes to have fun.

Benedict Foo
Benedict Foo

February 24, 2016

One who is learned enough to know the difference between enjoying life, and being plain reckless.

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